On August 25, 2016, the SEC issued a request for comment on Subpart 400 of Regulation S-K, which requires certain disclosures about management, certain security holders and corporate governance of the disclosing firm. The request is part of a broader initiative to improve the disclosure requirements of Regulation S-K. The review will also inform the study mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act which requires the SEC to study Regulation S-K requirements in order to best modernize and simplify the substance of the disclosure requirements as well as the manner of the presentation of disclosed information. Input may include comments on existing requirements as well as potential disclosure issues that commenters believe Regulation S-K should address. The comment period is open for 60 days after the publication of the release in the Federal Register.
The SEC’s request for comment is available at https://www.sec.gov/rules/other/2016/33-10198.pdf.